Catherine E. Schmidt

January 08, 1925 - January 04, 2019

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Thursday, January 10, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Friday, January 11, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hudson United Brethren Church


Friday, January 11, 11:00 AM
Hudson United Brethren Church


Catherine E. Schmidt, 93, child of God, devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, sister in Christ, precious friend, Avon lady, avid reader, poet and storywriter, missed beyond measure died January 4, 2019, at 3:21 p.m.

She was born January 8, 1925, the second daughter of Ancil and Lucile Buss of Fort Wayne.

On September 13, 1942, she married Doyle E. Schmidt who passed away in 2005.

She was a member of the Hudson United Brethren Church where she taught Sunday School, among her other duties.

She is survived by her three children, Judy (Rob) Wren of Fort Wayne, Tom (Hope) Schmidt of Kendallville, and Jim (Wanda) Schmidt of Hudson; 13 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Brand of Fort Wayne and Ruth (Carol) Holden of Nappanee.

Her husband, parents, and brother, Charles Buss preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Hudson United Brethren Church with Pastor Joshua Brown, a grandchild, and Pastor Craig Burkholder officiating. Interment will follow at Circle Cemetery near Hudson.

Pallbearers are Nathan Whetzel, Mark Graber, Brian Schmidt, Jason Schmidt, David Wren, Steve Kline, and Ben Wall.

Calling is Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Hudson United Brethren Church and/or the Auburn Nazarene Church.

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Shirley Stutzman
January 7th, 2019 5:07pm

Judy & Rob, so sorry to see Judy's mother passed away, You have my sympathy.

Ed & Pam Miller
January 7th, 2019 4:14pm
Hudson, IN

Our heart and prayers go out to the family.

Michael & Linda Noll
January 7th, 2019 9:43am
Fort Wayne, IN

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this time of loss. Many good memories of Catherine and Doyle and growing up in Hudson. May God bless.

Penny Wilhelm
January 6th, 2019 8:40pm

So sorry for your loss. She was very special and touched a lot of lives!

Vickie Adkins
January 6th, 2019 5:43pm
813 Ernest St Auburn Indiana

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. May god be with all of you and may he walk with Catherine as she is received at the pearly gates of heaven. And may the family know that she will always be with them in their hearts and memories. Sincerely the Adkins Family

Joe Brand
January 6th, 2019 12:30pm
Fort Wayne

Sorry for your loss .....

Bill & Peg Brand
January 6th, 2019 11:31am
currently: Puerta Valliarta, M

We regret that we cannot make it to the service. Our prayers are with the family.

Linda Beard
January 5th, 2019 6:21pm
Las Vegas

Jim, So sorry about the passing of your Mom. She was a very special woman. I know she was a friend and mentor to many. Love and Prayers to you and the family.

Quintin L. Yao
January 5th, 2019 12:52pm
Henderson, NV 89052

May you be with God' Thank you for the friendship & help to Alice & I.

Paul Richards
January 5th, 2019 12:17pm

Tom and Jim , Sorry to hear about your mother, always such a great Lady.